Tag Archives: Art Deco

Art Deco Anomaly in East Hampton

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE HOUSES you just want to pick up and put down in a different spot. It’s an impeccable c. 1930 Bauhaus-style cottage that looks like it belongs, by rights, in the back streets of Miami Beach. … Continue reading

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Here at the New Yorker

I’M ON THE 31st FLOOR of a classic  Art Deco building in midtown Manhattan. From the window of my small but plush room at the New Yorker Hotel, I look down on water tanks and roof terraces and Garment District … Continue reading

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Glitteryardi: Yard Sales of the East End

I’D HEARD ABOUT EAST HAMPTON’S legendary yard sales. “You’ll find everything you need at them,” people said. What I need: a loveseat/bench for the front deck; a bench for the front hall; a night table and lamp for the guest … Continue reading

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Walkabout with Montrose on Brownstoner

I WANT TO TURN YOU ALL ON to a new weekly feature on Brownstoner, the powerhouse Brooklyn real-estate website without which I would have about one-fifth of my readership. “Walkabout with Montrose” is the work of a Crown Heights resident, … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Thrift Shop Challenge

I’m dating myself by saying this, but I remember when you could find really great stuff* in thrift shops: Bakelite radios. Art Deco vases for a quarter. Eames chairs for $15. Rya rugs. Higgins glass. Chrome cocktail sets. 1940s barkcloth. … Continue reading

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